By Stephen Weir
Last weekend, I took my to explore the vibrant preparations for this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival at the Mas camps. Among the camps I visited, Carnival Nationz Mas camp at the Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club in Scarborough stood out as a hub of activity.
Led by the dynamic team of Marcus Eustace, Bryce Aguiton, and others, the camp was abuzz with the creation and delivery of stunning costumes for the enthusiastic revellers set to join the parade on August 5th. Additionally, the team was gearing up for an upcoming Farm House party, promising even more festivities.
Eustace and the section leaders were dedicatedly involved in the costume-making process over the weekend, adding their creative touch to the spectacle that Carnival Nationz Inc. has been known for during its seventeen-year history in Toronto.
This year, Carnival Nationz boasts an impressive lineup of 10 sections, all united under the theme “Let’s Go… Around the World in 100 Days.” Each section promises to dazzle and celebrate the world’s rich diversity.
In the run-up to the highly anticipated parade, on August 3rd, Carnival Nationz has a special treat in store—an outdoor fete at Fort York, near the Toronto Exhibition Grounds. The festivities will kick off at 4 pm and continue until 11 pm, featuring an array of delectable food, live Soca artists, and International DJs, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
As the countdown to August 5th continues, Toronto is brimming with anticipation for the spectacle that Carnival Nationz and other mas camps will unleash, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and vibrancy of the Caribbean community.